Dr. Rajani S. Sadasivam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Quantitative Health Sciences, Division of Health Informatics and Implementation, at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School. His overall research interest is to integrate
the use of technology to improve health outcomes. He approaches this as a meta-composite
systems problem. He views meta-composite systems development as focused on three
inter-related aspects: integrated information (i.e., all relevant information is
connected), integrated users (i.e., all users are connected to each other), and providing
dynamic and enhanced interaction to users. To this end, meta-composite systems research
encompasses technological, social, and behavioral aspects. He researches software
technologies like service-oriented architecture, business process engineering, web
services, semantic-web, social networking, robotic, and mobile technologies. His Ph.D.
research focused on developing a user-centered-design and service-oriented framework for
developing systems with process-personalized and customized support for human
interaction. Currently, he is working with biomedical and behavioral researchers to
develop meta-composite systems in the following areas: robotic technologies for older and
minority adult care; social networking systems for health promotion and randomized
clinical trials; collaborative computing and biomedical information systems for
translational science; research integration and automation systems for biomedical
research; mobile-decision support systems for HIV dosing; evidence-based research
literature search and integration systems; electronic medical, health and personal record
integration systems; and, health games technology systems for health promotion. 

Articles

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An observational study of social and emotional support in smoking cessation Twitter accounts: content analysis of tweets (with Mary Rocheleau, Kate Baquis, Hannah Stahl, Rebecca L. Kinney, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Thomas K. Houston), Journal of medical Internet research (2015)
 

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Evaluating and selecting mobile health apps: strategies for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations (with Edwin D. Boudreaux, Molly E. Waring, Rashelle B. Hayes, Sean Mullen, and Sherry L. Pagoto), Translational behavioral medicine (2014)
 

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Familial, Associational, & Incidental Relationships (FAIR) (with Thomas M. English, Michael J. Davis, Rebecca L. Kinney, Ariana Kamberi, Wayne Chan, and Thomas K. Houston), Community Engagement and Research Symposium (2014)
 

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Smoking-cessation e-referrals: a national dental practice-based research network randomized controlled trial (with Midge N. Ray, Ellen M. Funkhouser, Jessica H. Williams, Gregg H. Gilbert, Heather L. Coley, D. Rindal, and Thomas K. Houston), American journal of preventive medicine (2014)
 

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Robot-assisted home hazard assessment for fall prevention: a feasibility study (with Tana M. Luger, Heather L. Coley, Benjamin B. Taylor, Taskin Padir, Christine S. Ritchie, and Thomas K. Houston), Journal of telemedicine and telecare (2014)
 

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Contributions to Books

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Composite Process-Personalization with Service-Oriented Architecture (with Murat M. Tanik), Handbook of Research In Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological And Social Perspectives (2009)
 

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Transforming Continuing Healthcare Education with E-Learning 2.0 (with K. Crenshaw, V. Datla, and M. Scheon), Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends (2009)
 

Presentations

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Networks Fighting Nicotine: Will Visitors to a Tobacco Cessation Website Engage in an Online Support Community? (with Sarah L. Cutrona, Kathryn Delaughter, Gregg H. Gilbert, Midge N. Ray, and Thomas K. Houston), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Robotics Enabled In-Home Environment Screening for Fall Risks (with Ruixiang Du, Vinayak Jagtap, Taskin Padir, and Thomas K. Houston), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Collaborative Tagging of Phenotypic Data for Clinical and Translational Sciences (with James Allan, W. Bruce Croft, Thomas K. Houston, Ariana Kamberi, Weize Kong, and Youngho Kim), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Recommender Systems For Computer Tailored Health Communications (with Benjamin M. Marlin, James Allan, and Thomas K. Houston), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

Other

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An architecture framework for composite services with process-personalization, Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations (2007)
 

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Drag-and-Drop Communication of Data Via a Computer Network (with Murat M. Tanik and Leon Jololian), Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations (2007)